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[Project] Etched Case Window for CM690 II Advanced.

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So after seeing some fantastic 690 II mods, I decided to take my hand to something similar. So this project log is my attempt at creating another addition to OCN's collection of Mod'd CM 690 II's.

Plan

So first off will be a window cut into a cm 690 II advanced, and mounting a double fan to the front of the case, and in doing so borrowing Dhjj's fan template thumb.gif

For the window, there will be an etched bit of perspex going in there. The etchings will be a continuation of the fins on the exterior of the case already, and will be on the internal side of the window.

After that who knows... Might expand into something far more than I thought it would... So we will see. Very keen to sleeve wires though...

Gear so far

CM 690 II Advanced
i5 2500K
8 Gb 1600Mhz Corsair Vengeance
Sapphire 6870
Seasonic X750
F3 Spinpoint
Hyper 212 + with two Sickleflows in push pull.

DISCLAIMER

Will be using my phone to take the pic's of this mod, so no hating tongue.gif
Edited by s0up2up - 3/25/12 at 2:41pm
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Current Status of Project


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So after waiting for a sunny day in Wellington and freedom from Lectures, I got to dremeling the case.

First off Tools...

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After a decent amount of the cutting into the case:

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Cutting done on the case's side panel thumb.gif

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So that's all that's been done so far. Just have to file down the window. U-Channel it, then get the perspex etched and put in the window. Then that will be side panel done. Then onto the front of the case.
Edited by s0up2up - 3/25/12 at 3:52am
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So after an hour of two of filing, I bit of U-Channel to the window:

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Nice Curve U-Channeled:

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Ill chuck a pic of the panel on the rig in the next update.
So hopefully the next update (which will be installation of the etched perspex) shouldn't be too far away.
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Because I am procrastinating from doing an assignment, here is an update with the window on the rig.

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Just waiting for me and a mate to get around to do the etching... FIngers crossed at the beginning of next week.
Edited by s0up2up - 4/5/12 at 7:09pm
post #7 of 11
Looking good man! The silver plastic bits are quite unusual too!
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post #8 of 11
Looks very nice indeed! What are you getting etched to the side panel?
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post #9 of 11
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Jtchal View Post

Looking good man! The silver plastic bits are quite unusual too!

Yeah I repainted them to break up that pure chunk of black. Wish they were more shiny but needless to say, rather happy with it regardless.
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Looks very nice indeed! What are you getting etched to the side panel?

So in that hole in the side, will be a sheet of perspex. The perspex will have etched into it lines that follow the fins in the case already. (AKA the things circled in the below picture.)

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I would chuck the illustrator files up so you could see the idea I am working with at the moment, but its not on this computer redface.gif Hopefully will get this thing finished before Uni resumes.
post #10 of 11
nice work here smile.gif
check mine out (in the sig)
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